ademption

[ uh-demp-shuh n ]
/ əˈdɛmp ʃən /
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noun Law.

the failure of a legacy because the subject matter no longer belongs to the testator's estate at death.

Nearby words

  1. adele,
  2. adelgid,
  3. adeline,
  4. adelomorphous,
  5. adelphia,
  6. aden,
  7. aden, gulf of,
  8. aden-,
  9. adenalgia,
  10. adenauer

Origin of ademption

1580–90; < Latin ademptiōn- (stem of ademptiō) a taking away, equivalent to adempt(us) (ad- ad- + em(p)-, stem of emere to take + -tus past participle suffix) + -ion- -ion

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British Dictionary definitions for ademption

ademption

/ (əˈdɛmpʃən) /

noun

property law the failure of a specific legacy, as by a testator disposing of the subject matter in his lifetime

Word Origin for ademption

C16: from Latin ademptiōn- a taking away, from adimere to take away, take to (oneself), from ad- to + emere to buy, take

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